What is the role of risk factor assessment in the management of clavicle fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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The investigators determined that by using known risk factors, a statistical model can be used to estimate the probability of nonunion in a specific patient and can therefore help to determine whether he or she should be treated surgically. The investigators also concluded that smoking cessation needs to be included in the treatment of diaphysial clavicle fractures. [25]


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